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Man sues NASA: Mystery Mars rock is a UFO – an unidentified 'FUNGUS' object

nexsphil

Re: Backfiring Logic

Correct. Conspiracy is impossible. Humans never conspire, and anyone who proposes otherwise is insane. I mean look at this guy!!! HAHHAHAHhahahahAHAHAHAHhhHahahahahAHAHahahdaeiewjf'arwef'ermgaergaknre'kag

Clearly all this demonstrates that we should never ask questions about anything, ever.

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MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

nexsphil

...sounds monumentally stupid

A bit like saying "when one ARE". Don't fuck up grammar when trying to insult others' intelligence.

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Microsoft buries Sinofsky Era... then jumps on the coffin lid

nexsphil

Re: Ragarath

Nice try Sinofsky. Actually, shit try. You sound exactly like a grubby, butthurt astroturfer.

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Click here to BEAT OFF David Cameron's web SMUT ban

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Furthermore

South American presidents have a far better record of resisting US pressure than our sorry little child-leader.

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Assange flick The Fifth Estate branded 'WORST FILM OF THE YEAR'

nexsphil

What a fucking surprise

So apparently people don't want to pay to watch crass propaganda. Perhaps they should have wheeled out Kathryn Bigelow again...

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Microsoft, HURTING after NSA backdooring, vows to now harden its pipe

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Calling "tinfoil hat" or "conspiracy nut"

What an intelligent and noble position that was.

Looking back on these times with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, our grandkids aren't going to be too forgiving of protestations that "it was different then" and "you don't know what it was like". The fact is: if you have *ever* called anyone a "tinfoil hat wearer" or a "wacky conspiracy theorist", you are a craven imbecile.

Yes, I did it too once. And I'm going to do what we all are going to do. Lie.

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nexsphil

Bullshit

Microsoft will give the NSA access to any and all data it requires. This is yet another of their typically harebrained publicity stunts.

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US House Republicans: 'End net neutrality or no debt ceiling deal' – report

nexsphil

Overboard?

"Don't go overboard" with criticism of republicans? Oh I think we need to go a hell of a lot *more* overboard. This story yet again shows republicans peacocking around the senate, proudly wearing sandwich boards that advertise their gross corruption. Oh, I'm sure that each of the house representatives has endured a torrent of calls and letters from their constituents, begging for an end to net neutrality. That these senators have the lack of respect for their country to openly trumpet their status as corporate shills is absolutely disgusting. These wretches deserve to be dragged out of the senate by their hair and shot in the street. Here's hoping the people of the US show some balls for a change, and do just that.

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Apple: Now that you've updated to iOS 7... YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK

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"eliminating" jailbreaking

They've been planning on eliminating jailbreaking since jailbreaking. No joy yet, and I doubt they'll ever truly get rid of it.

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'Bet Lynch' types BANNED from zoo for upsetting not-so-wildlife

nexsphil

Upset?

I expect they're rather more 'upset' at being *locked in a fucking cage*. How about dealing with that little issue first.

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Paypal not sure if its bargepole is long enough for crowdfunding

nexsphil

Re: Responsibility

Exactly. Paypal have a habit of "freezing" large value accounts, then making excuses and hoops to jump through, with the intention of thieving the money. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned it yet, since it's common knowledge: NEVER USE PAYPAL - especially to store large amounts of money. They *will* attempt to steal it.

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For PITY'S SAKE, DON'T BUY an iPHONE 5S, begs FSF

nexsphil

Re: "tinfoil hat"

Hah people still try the "tinfoil hat" slur, with everything going on these days. Pathetic.

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Ofcom launches idiot's guide to traffic-shaping

nexsphil

Re: Refrain

Pff. Give it another couple of years and there'll be nobody but astroturfers left on boards like these. We're all fucking SICK of the stink of you.

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Report: Secret British spy base in Middle East taps region's internet

nexsphil

At the time it was thought to be sabotage.

And when the second and third cable cutting episodes occurred in quick succession, they were coincidence. Didn't want to be a filthy "tinfoil hat wearer" did we? How hollow and ridiculous that slur sounds now. We deserve what is coming. Stupidity of this magnitude shouldn't exist.

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Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP

nexsphil

How is this not criminal?

There's no way on earth a company in Europe would get away with something like this. I've been trying out Linux Mint recently, and it's bloody good! Can even get games like DOTA 2 on Steam - and you get much higher framerates for your hardware.

So Microsoft are determined to run themselves into the ground. GOOD.

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Mystery object falls from sky, area sealed off by military: 'Weather balloon', say officials

nexsphil

I actually like the "weather balloon" explanation

Given the history of that extremely flaky explanation, it says clearly to those interested "alien/military shit", while allowing those disturbed by such things to stay with "weather balloon".

After all, it can't escape the attention of any thinking person that a military exclusion zone is not required to recover a poxy weather balloon.

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Julian Assange: Google's just an arm of US government

nexsphil

Re: Die Julian...

The fact that this comment was published at all is yet another disgraceful indictment against the Register. The torrent of childish, crude US propaganda battering the pages of this once-great site is beginning to make me shit blood. Fuck this site.

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KEEP CALM and Carry On: PRISM itself is not a big deal

nexsphil

Bullshit Damage Limitation

I see the fuckwitted damage limitation stories have started to run in the usual propaganda outlets, ably surrounded by the usual infantile shills crying "tinfoil hat!!" as an attempt to dismiss fact.

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PayPal denies stiffing bug-hunting teen on bounty

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Paypal are simply good old-fashioned criminals

Barclays won't even process payments to them. I tried and my card was locked a a result. "Not a trusted organisation" I was given.

Look, if you don't know by now, ALWAYS IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW YOUR ACCUMULATED FUNDS from Paypal if you have to use them. If you don't *have* to use them - DON'T. It's the wild west on the interwebs, and this is a pikey scam of a firm.

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Boffins plan to drop €250,000 TEST-TUBE BURGER on London

nexsphil

This is fucking good actually

I love my meat, and there's no way I'm giving it up, so it'll be a big fucking weight off my mind if the nerds perfect this process and start churning out unconscious meaty products. Like a lot of people reaching middle age, the extremely faint yet undeniably possible threat of post-mortem judgement has, in the past, made me think of going veggie. I simply doubt that any super-intelligent deity would suck on my crass protestations that 'they're just animals', or that 'they like being farmed, it's been thousands of years etc etc'. So instead I've just had to come to terms with the fact that farming meat is evil, I'm gonna eat it regardless, so I'm evil. With this little advancement I can die easy.

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Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

nexsphil

Taking the piss again

Apple will have to start reining in this type of arrogant shit. Joe Public is not as enamoured as they once were in the iphone heyday, and people who follow the tech news tend to really dislike them. They've had their wild youth, now it's time to grow up a bit before a significant backlash kicks off.

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White House threatens to veto redrafted Cyber Intelligence act

nexsphil

Re: What tha'...?

I suppose he needs to perform the occasional token pushback, or it'd be all too obvious he's a puppet

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Google: 'Austin is our next Fiber city.' AT&T: 'Us, too – maybe'

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Investment incentives?

I'm not seeing what AT&T is up to by demanding investment incentives from the public sector. Google are presumably making no such demands, and I am 100% certain that nobody gives a flaming shit whether or not AT&T enter the market.

It just seems that these shitty companies have a pathological need to lay a fresh turd into the centre of any new deal - even when it's apparently directly to the detriment of the business plan.

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Kissinger and tell: WikiLeaks scrapes 1.7m US diplomatic reports from the '70s

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Osama ran for 7 years before they got him

7 years indeed. Then conveniently shot in the face, and even more conveniently 'buried at sea' the next morning. Sorry, we're just not that stupid.

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Microsoft Xbox gaffe reveals cloudy arrogance

nexsphil

Re: Always on gaming, are these guys allowing for ANY BREAK IN THE CONNECTION?

I'm not sure we need to provide a detailed defence. The reality is that always-on is a highly offensive anti-consumer cash-grab, which nobody with an ounce of sense will accept. The only threat is the potential size of the 'pleb market' that have no knowledge/concern about these issues and will give these shitty companies money regardless. Unfortunately, I believe that market to be extremely large. So do the decision makers at MS, EA etc, clearly.

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nexsphil

Re: connection comes with a 99 per cent contract guarantee

That's a joke??

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Official: Sky to buy O2 and BE's home broadband product in £200m deal

nexsphil

Re: Anotherone looking for a new ISP

Virgin are fine as long as you can live with the 75% speed reduction as soon as you start actually using the line. The high speeds are just marketing bullshit that only holds if you're a light user and live alone.

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Chinese Army: US hacks us so much, I'm amazed you can read this

nexsphil

US & China - similar much?

For all the bullshit and the quite unique styles, the US and China have become very similar in recent times. Media orchestration, money > people, absurd delusions of grandeur, massive corruption, and of course, ludicrous amounts of surveillance and propaganda targeting their own citizens. The Chinese have even begun exploring space. They'll be telling us they're a "land of the free" next, as they monitor every communication, run jails as a private industry, and hound journalists that dare speak against the regime. If these two former polar opposites can find so much common ground, perhaps the "one world government" Bush snr was so obsessed with might actually be possible.

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It begins: Six-strikes copyright smackdown starts in US

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I don't give a shit anymore...

...and I don't think many other people do either. This kind of stenching corruption will only continue to distance the people from their governments. Does the US government think it can drop all pretence that it's anything other than a 'serf control agency' to keep the cattle penned in? I think we might be airing out the guillotine soon, unless the 1% think they can stop hundreds of millions of very angry people with the force of their primate superiority alone.

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Irony alert: Pirate Bay accuses anti-piracy group of illegal copying

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British, Belgian boffins battle buffering bandwidth bogeyman

nexsphil

slow video has nothing to do with latency

It has more to do with ISPs like VM using Akamai caching on Youtube videos to reduce their requirement for investment in network capacity at the expense of user experience.

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BYOD is a PITA: Employee devices cost firms £61 a month

nexsphil

Re: Pay for my own device, and have them lock it down?? - Quite agree

They try to 'confiscate' my stuff, I'll 'confiscate' their teeth.

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Big Windows updates may ship this summer – and every summer

nexsphil

This is about circumventing the uptake problem. If Windows 8 had been a success, Microsoft would have taken a successful step toward the walled garden 30%-of-all-apps profit utopia. They're looking at using Windows versions as a loss-leader so they can wrestle total control over the platform of the day and reap the ultra-profitable, user-screwing benefits. They ain't so smart.

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George Bush's family emails, pics ransacked - and spewed online

nexsphil

re: Wrong Bush

You actually think it makes a difference?

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Earth-like planets abound in red dwarf systems

nexsphil

Re: why haven't they found us and made contact yet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_Washington,_D.C._UFO_incident

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nexsphil

why haven't they found us and made contact yet?

What would they need to do to "make contact"? For instance, what if missiles were launched against them whenever they were detected in the atmosphere? What if they could cruise over Washington on two consecutive Saturday nights in full view of everybody and still be ignored because humans are fucking idiots?

Basically, even if they landed on the White House lawn and forced TV channels to cover it globally, there'd suddenly be an explosion or power cut, then endless news stories about a 'terrorist attack'. Those that acknowledged the blatant alien landing would be ridiculed as heretics. End of story and back to vacuous rumination over "are we alone?".

Where's that fucking comet - it's been 65 million years already...

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Fed confirms but downplays Anonymous Super Bowl banker hack

nexsphil

Re: Translation

I know these Fed guys are super rich & powerful, but using the ISS as a webserver? That's just taking the piss.

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We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP

nexsphil

Re: Shamsung stores

I was about to slap you for being a shill, but that article shows some pretty blatant shammery. Shamsung indeed.

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Is your Surface Pro a bit full? Slot in an SD card, it's not from Apple

nexsphil

Re: Windoze fanbois

The number of fanbois a company has is directly proportional to their astroturfing spend. And my god, there's clearly been some spend today.

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Megaupload outed file-sharers to Feds months before Dotcom raid

nexsphil

Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom

....or any article by Andrew Orlowski. Laugh out loud stuff.

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nexsphil

Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom

El Reg is a propaganda outlet, unfortunately. Search for any story on Julian Assange, for instance, and soak up the idiotic US-style hyperbole.

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Swartz suicide won't change computer crime policy, says prosecutor

nexsphil

Re: I am in some ways ashamed to be part of this so called intelligent race..

Sadly it seems that intelligence is not the problem. We allow ourselves to be ruled by crooks because we're cowards. Say anything out of place and you're some kind of -ist. (shudder)

Better to tow the line, keep your head down and allow ANY twisted shit to go on unchallenged. This is the true face of humanity.

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DoJ to Kim Dotcom: We never asked you to retain files

nexsphil

Re: Dotcom is an utter cock

You yanks really need some more skilled propaganda people. This is the same weak garbage you wheeled out against Assange. I guess we can expect some random sex offence allegation to materalise against Dotcom soon too. Pathetic.

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Texas schoolgirl loses case over RFID tag suspension

nexsphil

Re: 2020AD our future

Something tells me the guillotine will see the light of day once more before all this comes to fruition. At least, I damn well hope so.

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US whacks sanctions on Iranians for web, TV censorship

nexsphil

No country is worse than the USA

> No I thought not at least be honest and admit you are doing this because you dont like them.

Don't like them because they intend to start a war with them so a few rich guys can keep that wartime profit machine rolling beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. All mention or speculation of this will be censored from US media of course.

No country is currently more dangerous and corrupt than the USA. An evil empire indeed.

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Kim Dotcom offers free internet with own submarine cable

nexsphil

Re: Submarine

Us?

You have about as much say as Sauron's minions in policy creation.

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria review

nexsphil

Re: WoW could have been eternal

It's a simple as the fact that years ago I could log on and play an actual game. When doing a quest and approaching a group of mobs I had to think about how to avoid pulling too many, for instance. These days no thought is required - in PvE your toon is an indestructible demigod, which renders the experience pointless. Dungeons also no longer require any thought - all those CC abilities, for example, just sit there redundant now that the bad guys universally drop like flies in seconds.

There's really nothing more to the death of WoW than this. If you can play in a coma, it's not a game any more, and its fate is sealed.

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nexsphil

WoW could have been eternal

WoW could have gone on for a very very long time, but it's being taken apart as we speak. In trying to widen the audience, the "failed sports so did business" decision-makers have decided to remove all challenge from the experience. What they fail to realise is that a game with no challenge isn't a game at all. What's been happening over the last couple of years is an audience transition. The once massive gamer userbase has been all but swapped out for a userbase consisting entirely of fickle kids and other "casuals". As soon as they lose interest in favour of the next fad, WoW is done.

It's a massive shame too. WoW was really something special once. Nothing like pathetic human greed to destroy all things good.

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Anonymous turns on 'one man Julian Assange show' Wikileaks

nexsphil

what a pile of fucking garbage

Jesus fucking Christ. You need some higher quality astroturf - these shills can't even spell.

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Mystery martian object is relic of (our) civilisation

nexsphil

another shitty black & white image?

Why are the most interesting images always in ultra-shit quality and black & white? I was looking at a hi-res full colour vistas the other day - why can't they give us a shot from *that* camera?

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